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... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. IVY. ... It was of ivy or of pine that the "corruptible
crown" of the famous Isthmian games was made (1 Corinthians 9:25). J. Hutchison. ...
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... had been introduced into Egypt, perhaps by the Ptolemies, and Ptolemy Philopator
(222-204 BC) had branded the Jews there with his emblem, the sign of the ivy. ...
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Ivvah (3 Occurrences)

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Gourd (4 Occurrences)
... of Gourde. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. GOURD. gord, goord (qiqayon): The Vulgate
(Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 AD) has hedera ("ivy"), which is impossible ...
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Iyar. << Ivy, Iyar. Iye >>. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia IYAR.
e-yar'. See IYYAR. << Ivy, Iyar. Iye >>. Reference Bible.
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Forehead (23 Occurrences)
... In 3 Maccabees 2:29 we read that Ptolemy IV Philopator branded some Jews with the
sign of an ivy leaf, marking them as devotees of Bacchus-Dionysos. ...
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Thorns (56 Occurrences)
... Its spines are small and sharp, its branches soft, round and pliable, and the leaves
look like ivy, with a dark, shiny green color, making them therefore very ...
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Root (54 Occurrences)
... A true root, however, may never reach the ground, but may be attached to a wall,
etc., as in the ivy, or may hang loosely in the air, as in some epiphytic ...
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... Ptolemy Philopator branded the Jews with an ivy-leaf (3 Maccabees 2:29),
which was sacred to Dionysus. See also BACCHUS. JE Harry. ...
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Bush (14 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) A shrub or branch, properly, a branch of ivy (as sacred to Bacchus), hung
out at vintners' doors, or as a tavern sign; hence, a tavern sign, and ...
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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

i'-vi (kissos): The only mention of the word in all the sacred writings is in 2 Maccabees 6:7 in connection with the oppression of the Jews by Antiochus Epiphanes: "On the day of the king's birth every month they were brought by bitter constraint to eat of the sacrifices; and when the feast of Bacchus (Dionysus) was kept, the Jews were compelled to go in procession to Dionysus, carrying ivy," this plant (Hedera helix) being sacred to the Greek god of wine and of the culture of the vine (compare Eur. Bacchae, passim). It was of ivy or of pine that the "corruptible crown" of the famous Isthmian games was made (1 Corinthians 9:25).

J. Hutchison

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) A plant of the genus Hedera (H. helix), common in Europe. Its leaves are evergreen, dark, smooth, shining, and mostly five-pointed; the flowers yellowish and small; the berries black or yellow. The stem clings to walls and trees by rootlike fibers.
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